Susanne Mahren

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In Escherichia coli, transcription of the ferric citrate transport genes fecABCDE is controlled by a novel signal transduction mechanism that starts at the cell surface. Binding of ferric citrate to the outer membrane protein FecA initiates a signal that is transmitted by FecR across the cytoplasmic membrane into the cytoplasm where FecI, the sigma factor,(More)
Induction of the ferric citrate transport genes of Escherichia coli K-12 involves a signalling cascade that starts at the cell surface and proceeds to the cytoplasm. Three specific proteins are involved: FecA in the outer membrane, FecR in the cytoplasmic membrane, and FecI in the cytoplasm. The binding of dinuclear ferric citrate to FecA causes substantial(More)
Transcription of the ferric citrate transport genes is initiated by binding of ferric citrate to the FecA protein in the outer membrane of Escherichia coli K-12. Bound ferric citrate does not have to be transported but initiates a signal that is transmitted by FecA across the outer membrane and by FecR across the cytoplasmic membrane into the cytoplasm,(More)
The ferric citrate transport system of Escherichia coli is the first example of a transcription initiation mechanism that starts at the cell surface. The inducer, ferric citrate, binds to an outer membrane transport protein, and without further transport elicits a signal that is transmitted across the outer membrane, the periplasm, and the cytoplasmic(More)
Transcription of the ferric citrate transport system of Escherichia coli K-12 is mediated by the extracytoplasmic-function (ECF) sigma factor FecI, which is activated by ferric citrate in the growth medium. By using a bacterial two-hybrid system, it was shown in vivo that FecI binds to the beta' subunit of RNA polymerase. The inactive mutant protein(More)
In Escherichia coli K-12, transcription of the ferric citrate transport genes fecABCDE is initiated by binding of diferric dicitrate to the outer membrane protein FecA which elicits a signaling cascade from the cell surface to the cytoplasm. The FecI sigma factor is only active in the presence of FecR, which transfers the signal across the cytoplasmic(More)
Transcription of the fecABCDE ferric citrate transport genes of Escherichia coli K-12 is initiated by a signaling cascade from the cell surface into the cytoplasm. FecR receives the signal in the periplasm from the outer membrane protein FecA loaded with ferric citrate, transmits the signal across the cytoplasmic membrane, and converts FecI in the cytoplasm(More)
Studies of the ferric citrate transport genes in Escherichia coli K-12 have revealed a novel type of transcriptional regulation. The inducer, ferric citrate, binds to an outer membrane protein and must not be transported into the cells to initiate transcription of the ferric citrate transport genes. Rather, a signaling cascade from the cell surface across(More)
Transcription of the ferric citrate transport system of Escherichia coli K-12 is mediated by the extracytoplasmic-function (ECF) sigma factor FecI, which is activated by ferric citrate in the growth medium. By using a bacterial two-hybrid system, it was shown in vivo that FecI binds to the subunit of RNA polymerase. The inactive mutant protein FecI(K155E)(More)
Ferric citrate transport in Escherichia coli involves proteins encoded by the fec genes, including the transport and signaling protein FecA and the signal transducing protein FecR. Randomly isolated FecA point mutants showed a reduced interaction with FecR and a reduced transcription initiation of the ferric citrate transport genes. The mutations were(More)